Captain Claude Giroux, who was brilliant in the regular season but has struggled mightily in the playoffs, says the Flyers will win in Pittsburgh on Friday and return home for Game 6 on Sunday. The Flyers have been outscored, 17-1, in their three losses.
The top-line center hopes he'll be back for the win-or-go-home Game 5 Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Last month a 2015 deposition given by Gary Bettman was unsealed, revealing the NHL commissioner's views on the link between CTE and head injuries in hockey.
Sean Couturier's absence sent a team already in search of answers in search of miracles.
The Penguins are just a better team than the Flyers, a lot better, and asking Brian Elliott or Michal Neuvirth to make up the difference is asking too much.
The Flyers are on the brink of elimination after a listless performance in a 5-0 loss Wednesday to visiting Pittsburgh, which leads the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, three games to one.
The Flyers captain isn't solely to blame. It takes a team effort to get outscored 18-6 in this series.
The Flyers center missed Wednesday's playoff matchup with an injury. At about the same time the game started, he was named a finalist for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the league's best defensive forward.
The Flyers would not reveal whether top-line center Sean Couturier would play Wednesday. If he can't, coach Dave Hakstol will have to juggle his lines significantly in Game 4. My suggestions….
He regretted not calling a timeout at a critical moment in Game 3 against the Penguins. Now, it looks like he's shaking up the Flyers' line combinations for Game 4.
Flyers center Sean Couturier and Pittsburgh winger Patric Hornqvist may not be able to play Wednesday. Hornqvist is definitely sidelined, and the Flyers won't know about Couturier until Wednesday.
Trying to even their playoff series with the Penguins on Wednesday, the Flyers made changes to three of their four lines at Tuesday's practice. But more changes may be coming after Sean Couturier was injured in practice after he collided with teammate Radko Gudas.
The Flyers' recent playoff appearances, in 2016 and this year, obscure a simple fact: They're still rebuilding.